Lambda Zen Temple


Welcome to Lambda Zen Temple in Glarus. Lambda Zen Temple is situated in the mountains of Switzerland and a Zen temple for software developers and Zen practitioners alike. Our purpose is to awaken each and everyone's true nature and to share compassion with the community.

The Great Way is gateless, approached in a thousand ways. Once past this checkpoint you stride through the universe.

Lambda Zen Temple in Glarus is an IT Zen Temple.

The dog chases the ball, the tiger bites the thrower!

Daily Schedule

  • 06:00     Meditation
  • 06:45     Breakfast
  • 07:15     Module
  • 12:00     Lunch
  • 13:00     Module
  •  18:00    Dinner
  • 19:00     Meditation
  • 21:45     Lights out!

Module (not freely selectable): IT Projects, Meditation, Hiking, Gardening, Work, Cleaning, Cooking, Free time, etc.

Zen Monk Lafon founded the Lambda Zen Temple in Switzerland.

Zen Monk Abbot Lafon

Zen Monk Brother Alain has lived for years as Digital Nomad with only a backpack. After many years of formal daily Zen practice and an ordination in 2011, he joined Insopor Zen Academy in 2015. He is currently the abbot of the Lambda Zen Temple in Glarus.

He also works as a lecturer at ZHAW School of Engineering and builds software products at his company 200ok GmbH to facilitate digital education.

M. Bieri is leading the Zen meditation at the Lambda Zen Temple in Glarus.

M. Bieri

Monika Bieri has lived in Shogen Dojo for a good year and has lead the daily meditation and facilitated regular retreats. In 2015, she joined the Zen Academy and continued to lead daily meditation as well as facilitating regular retreats.

She has a degree in psychology and works as a certified Art therapist. She founded the studios MalTherapie Züri & MalAtelier-Glarus.


Retreats & Meditation

Daily Meditation.

Monthly one-day retreat.

Twice a year a pilgrimage.

IT Projects

The projects are created by professional software developers to serve a humanistic ideal. We release the software under free and open source licenses. You can find some examples here:


Here you will find the most important questions and answers about the templestay.


NEED TO READ BEFORE YOUR STAY. We eat what will be served (vegetables, meat, fish, etc.) The Zen temple etiquette gives a framework to consciously carry out and process your own words and actions.


RTFM: Please read the etiquette and key questions and answers about your stay thoroughly. Pay the Oblations before your stay.


20 CHF / 2 hours    50 CHF / day    350 CHF/ week

 The oblations are not refundable! Thank you for your understanding. See our donation site here.


Lambda Zen Temple
Zen Monk Abbot Lafon / M. Bieri
Im Stützli 5
8750 Glarus

Phone: +41 76 40 50 567

Lambda Zen Temple in Glarus Switzerland

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